If you live in the UK and you didn’t attend university, it’s likely you rank students in the lower echelons of the population. All they do is steal our taxes and get drunk all time. Anyone that’s familiar with this year’s edition of the EPT London will have a different story altogether.
The effect that students are currently having on the world of poker is significant. Winner of the EPT London, and a cool £900,000, was the former-Edinburgh University attendee, 23-year-old David Vamplew. He went heads-up with circuit veteran John Juanda and won it all. Now Paddy Power is aiming to tap in to this lucrative market, launching the paddypowerpoker.com Student Masters Poker event. Try saying that three times in row when you’ve had a few pints of Guinness!
Taking place on Saturday 19th March 2011 at the Jackpot Card Club in Dublin, the event is open to any student over the age of 18 and will take the form of a €100 + €10 NLH Freezeout event. To the winner goes a place in the €3,500 Irish Open 2011.
“I’m delighted to launch the paddypowerpoker.com Student Masters event and really look forward to this becoming a yearly tradition like our other poker events,” said Paddy Power, Communications Manager for paddypowerpoker.com.
“Not only is this going to be a great student only poker event with a very sizeable prize-pool of approximately €12,000, but the icing on the cake is that the winner will get to play in the Irish Open 2011. This student will play against the world’s top poker professionals in Europe’s most prestigious poker event and they will battle it out for first prize in the region of €600,000.”